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TalkingKidsAboutPain

Talking to Kids About Your Pain

Here are 6 ways to start and keep the conversation going: If you're a parent living with pain, it's easy to clam up around your children about how much and why you hurt. But that's...
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Pets and Their Emotional Pain

Does your furry friend ever get anxious, jealous, or happy? As a dog owner and animal rights supporter, I have often wondered if animals feel emotional pain. Do they get jealous? Depressed? Excited? From my...
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Pain Profile: Rob Saffer Living with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

Rob Saffer runs two nonprofit organizations and lives in Woodstock, New York.Pain Resource: What do you do for a living? Rob Saffer: I work from home as the executive director of a nonprofit, the Creative...

10 Tips to Help You Stay Cool in the Summer Heat

Some like it hot. If you're not one of the heat-tolerant, here are some great tips to help you keep your cool when the heat is on ... and on and on.Stay hydrated...
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Neckties and Migraines: What You Should Know

This Father's Day, please send migraine relief for my wife, in lieu of flowers (or neckties)
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Don’t let chronic pain keep Dad from playing the sports he loves

This Father’s Day, we round up the best fitness tips and apps to help men stay active
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Is pain affecting your job performance?

What to say and not say in the workplace when you have chronic pain

One woman’s journey to relieve the emotional pain of losing a spouse

A partner's death leaves a profound void, but it can be healed By Lisa DavisWhen I asked Shannon M. Regan what she experienced right after her husband Mike (fondly known as Boomer), passed away, she...

Text Neck: A Pain That’s Nothing to LOL About

Even if you aren't 15, chances are good that you use your smartphone quite a bit. You may not be texting "LOL" and "where r u" every 90 seconds, but you're probably checking and...

Don’t Fry Day shines a light on skin cancer prevention

Common sense makes all the difference when it comes to protecting yourself and your familyBy Lisa DavisAs the Memorial Day weekend kicks off a summer in the sun, the National Council on Skin Cancer...
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Fibromyalgia Awareness Day: A Profile in Bringing Awareness

Fibromyalgia Awareness Day, sponsored by the National Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain Association, was observed on May 12. If you don't know much about this common and often devastating condition, the association describes fibromyalgia as...

Jeanine’s joints

By Margaret Jaworski Photo Courtesy of Jeanine Yutani: Jeanine Yutani (far right) with fellow riders Justin Baker and Laurie MillerThree years running, Jeanine Yutani biked from San Francisco to Los Angeles, one of 200 participants...

Courage by Design

A Daughter's Caring Creates A Gem of an Idea By Margaret JaworskiWhen Stephanie Hansen first learned that her mother, Sue, had breast cancer, she struggled to control her emotions, to stay calm and project strength....

Get Up & Move: Avoid Office Aches and Pains

You might want to sit down for this news. But don't. You see, numerous studies show that sitting for six hours or more a day is hazardous to your health. The human body was...

Footwear Relieves Arthritic Knees

Flexible soles slow down knee osteoarthritisBy Margaret JaworskiRelief for knees swollen and stiff from osteoarthritis looks like a shoe-in. The results of a soon-to-be published study confirm that wearing footwear with flexible soles can...
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Chronic Pain Sufferers: Take Heart!

Five tips for sharing the love, and keeping pain at bay.Love is in the air and you are hoping for a romantic evening with your significant other? But are you stressed that your chronic...
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Endometriosis: Symptoms and Treatment 101

Endometriosis causes women to experience pain and irregular hormonal changes, possibly leading to infertility.Endometriosis is a condition affecting women which causes pain in the pelvic region and is one of the top three causes...
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How To Write An Effective Pain Journal

Writing a pain journal can help your doctor understand your pain and provide the best treatment. Seeing a doctor is the first step toward living life without pain. You may be on medications or other...
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Innovative Exo-Skeleton Gives Paraplegics A Chance To Walk Again

Paraplegics will soon have the ability to rise out of their wheelchairs and walk among the rest of us.With decades of research finally paying off, scientists have finally created a way for paraplegics to...
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Household Chemicals Leads To Rising Breast Cancer Rates

Chemicals in everyday household products are adding to an already high percentage of breast cancer in women.A new study suggests that 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer at some point in their...
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Ask Yourself: Does My Lifestyle Affect My Pain?

Making the connection between your pain and your lifestyle.Medication plays an essential part in easing your aches, but lifestyle choices can be key to controlling them. Using this guide, take a few moments each...

Medical Bankruptcy, a Disturbing Trend

How to avoid the pitfalls of excessive medical debt.All it took was one misstep. Jeffrey Grunendike was loading packages onto the truck he drove for a regional delivery service one morning when he stepped...
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A Pain in the Foot

One-third of Americans suffer foot-related pain. Do you?From head to toe, Americans are feeling pain. Now new research puts a twist on the old saying pain in the neck, pointing instead to the fact...